A guide to feeding infants for Quebec’s educational childcare services developed in collaboration with the AQCPE
(French only)

What is Papille?

Papille is a guide to feeding infants. It is for all the educational childcare services in Quebec that take care of infants from 0 to 24 months, whether in a childcare centre or in a home setting. 

What are its main objectives? 

  • Present objective and relevant content, supported by the latest scientific data on infant feeding
  • Promote an environment that supports healthy eating for infants in educational childcare services
  • Foster reflection on practices related to infant feeding
  • Propose structuring measures for managers
  • Answer common questions that educational childcare services have about infant feeding

What does this resource contain?

24 practical and comprehensive chapters divided into 6 sections: 

  1. Collaboration, partnership and obligations
  2. Development of children ages 0 to 24 months
  3. Breastfeeding and milks
  4. First foods
  5. Safety practices and food
  6. Meal organization

Many topics are covered, including: Choking, food-borne illnesses, allergies, food intolerances, BLW, reasonable accommodations, dishes and utensils that promote infant autonomy, positions to adopt to avoid injuries during meals and snacks, and much more! 

Do you work with infants in a home setting or want to consult the guide electronically? Download the guide here or find it on the AQCPE web page.

Do you work in a childcare centre that cares for infants? Order your copy here (in French only).
Papille Reference Tool




54% of children in educational childcare service are under 2 years of age